What Should I Study?

What is your passion? What would be the right major for you? What do you feel is right? Let us show you just why all of this is important to consider and how you can find out what is best for you in just 6 steps.

What Kind of Person Are You

"From A for Artificial Intelligence to Z for Zoology... Help, I have no idea! But I still have time, don't I?"
Juliane, age 16, 7th class, HAK

"So, it's either mechatronics or mechanical engineering. I have a shortlist, but which program is right for me?"
Lukas, age 19, 5th class, HTL

"I want to be an astronaut - but which degree program will get me to where I want to be?"
Selina, age 18, 8th class, AHS

Regardless of what kind of person you are, we will help find the degree program that is right for you! Your personal interests and passions are your own and not the same as those of your friends or your parents. You choose. Our 6 steps and personal academic advising services can help.

Office of Student Psychological
Counseling Linz


Johannes Kepler University
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Hochschulfond Bldg.
1st Floor, Rm. HF0120


+43 732 2468 7930

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7.15 AM - 3.30 PM
7.15 AM - 1.30 PM

E-Mail Address

Choose a major that's right for you

Katrin Kleboth from the Office of Student Psychological Counseling Services Linz talks about how to reach your goal in just 6 steps! Easy, right?


A Summary of the 6 Steps to Help You Choose a Major

1. Self-Exploration

Think about it, especially about your interests, talents, values, and goals. What feels right to you?

2. Develop Ideas

Imagine a few future scenarios. Where do you see yourself? Make a list of degree programs that you find particularly interesting.

3. Get the Information

Get all of the information you can about your prospective major and broaden your perspective. Compare the curricula - what do you learn where and where are the main areas of focus. Find out more about future career prospects and opportunities.

4. Weigh the Alternatives

What do you expect and what will the program demand from you. Make a pros & cons list of all of the programs' advantages and disadvantages. Then weigh them.

5. Make a Decision

Look at the results from your list. Also listen to your gut. Make your decision!

6. Make it Happen

Register to enroll in good time and have all the required documents ready.

Learn More about the JKU Campus

Get a taste of campus and student life, listen in during a lecture, chat with students. You can do all of this and more at the JKU even before you choose your major! The following programs have been designed to help you learn more about what you want to do in the future:

Your Major at the JKU

Congratulations! You've decided what you want to study and now you have concrete questions about the program? Or do you need help registering to enroll?

The JKU Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS) is more than happy to help you! We can answer all of your questions about admission to studies.

Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)


Johannes Kepler University
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


+43 732 2468 3450

E-Mail Address